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World Theatre Day marked today

15:25 | 27.03.2023 Category: Culture

Chisinau, 27 March /MOLDPRES/ - The theatre community, artists and audience today mark the World Theatre Day. This is an extra occasion to give a sign of gratitude to those who participate in the miraculous creative act: actors, dramatists, stage managers, script writers, stage employees, as well as spectators.  

The World Theatre Day was established in Vienna in 1961by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) at the Word Congress. It was marked for the first time on 27 March 1962, when the Theatre of Nations opened its season in Paris. Starting from 1962, the World Theatre Day has become an annual event, organized by the ITI centres and the international theatre community. ITI represents the most important non-governmental organization in the artistic sector and was founded at an initiative by UNESCO in 1948.

In his congratulatory message, the head of the Theatre Union of Moldova, Alexandru Grecu, stresses, inter alia, that we today celebrate the World Theatre Day, along with the theatre community from all over the world. The theatre has been and remains, even in the most unfavourable moments of the history, an always necessary Art, which raises the soul and fills the hearts with home. The actors of the stage are presently, just as they have been in all times, messengers of the Beauty and Good, leading promoters of the nation’s spiritual values.      

The National Theatre (Presently Mihai Eminescu National Theatre) was the first dramatic repertoire theatre set up in Chisinau in 1921. This theatre promoted great works of the world dramaturgy and kept the Bessarabian society informed about the cultural and spiritual life and the European theatre movement. At present, there are 19 professional theatres in Moldova, where about 1,570 actors work.   



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